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    Bad gas?

    I drained the plastic gas tank of an old boat that had lots of water in it. I added fresh high grade gas to the empty tank and added some STP gas treatment. The next day the gas in the tank is a dark orange color, the old gas that was pumped out looked clear I'm wondering if the fuel treatment absorbed contaminants from the tank. Also wondering what to do next do I drain the tank again and refill with fresh fuel or just top off existing discolored fuel ? Thanks in advance. 


    • rdcastlerdcastle Member Posts: 88 ✭✭✭
      More than likely the new gas "cut" the sludge/varnish from inside the tank and it blended with the fuel you put in. That was a common problem that occurred when Ethanol fuel hit the market. The ethanol dissolved the tank contaminants and put them into the fuel supply stream.
      Rob Castle
      2001 Hurricane GS201 FD
      Yamaha 150 V6 2 Stroke, Oil Injection
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